THE HOW DO GARDENER: It’s time to plan your fall garden

By RICK BICKLING It seems like just the other day that we were talking about planning your spring garden. Well, here it is in the middle of July, and even as the temperatures soar, the excitement of fireworks are still fresh in your mind, and the garden is producing at its peak, it’s time to [...]

FOOD WISE: Fried chicken – a little bit of heaven in July

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Good gravy! Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! Can you believe the luck? Not only was July 6th National Fried Chicken Day, but July is also National Ice Cream Month. Have we died and gone to heaven? July must be God’s favorite month. Oh sure, the French have their Coq [...]

One last hurrah for LHHS’ basketball trio

By Joseph Garcia A trio of Liberty Hill all-stars will come together for one last game after a season in which the Lady Panthers became Regional Champions on the way to the State Tournament. Liberty Hill girls’ basketball Coach Matt Kirschner will head the South squad in the 2012 Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-Star [...]

Leona Williams sees renaissance of ‘real country roots music’ just over horizon

By CHARLEY WILKISON If you’ve ever dropped a tear for “Yes Ma’am, he Found me in a Honky-Tonk,” or wondered who is singing backup on Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” then you’re not only a bonafide country music aficionado, you’re already a Leona Williams fan. Leona doesn’t mind talking about the past as long [...]

THE HOW DO GARDENER: The five stages of ‘Grief’ gardening

By RICK BICKLING Just as life has its seasons, so too does gardening. The seasons of gardening are…, well um…, winter, spring, summer, and fall. Hmm, let me try that one again. Just as in life, gardening has its peaks and valleys, its ups and downs, its ebbs and flows. You’ve made it through another [...]

STAFF NOTEBOOK: Save the date – July 4, 2013!

Nobody would ever question our patriotism here in Liberty Hill. And if someone ever does—well, they better prepare for a fight. By definition we are what this country depends on most, God fearing, law abiding, flag saluting, tax paying folks. But then, what happened to our Fourth of July celebrations? On the Independence Day holiday, [...]

Thelma Cantrell

Thelma Cantrell, 88, most recently of Florence, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, with her family by her side. Visitation was held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas. A service celebrating Thelma’s life and her faith was held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at [...]

Merrill H. Person

  Merrill H. Person, 77, a longtime resident of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 after a long battle with Emphysema. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 1, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas. A service celebrating Merrill’s life and her faith was held on Monday, July [...]

Viola Hazel Hoffman

Viola Hazel Hoffman was born July 26, 1925, and died June 27, 2012.  A graduate of Beaver Dam High School, Viola Hazel Hoffman married Paul Harold Hoffman on July 18, 1944 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin with the Reverend L.C. Kirst officiating. Since Paul was still on active duty in the US [...]

Campers on par with local golf pro

By Joseph Garcia He has worked with the likes of three-time major champion Padraig Harrington and 2003 US open winner and Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk. But last week, local PGA Professional David Edel ran the first ever golf camp for Liberty Hill students where they learned some of the same lessons as the big [...]